In a major victory for opponents of the state’s Clean Elections system, the Senate approved a ballot referral Monday that aims to gut public financing for candidates of public office.Read More »
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The State Bar of Arizona says it's investigating former state Attorney General Grant Woods and the Fiesta Bowl's ex-lawyer and chief lobbyist for their work at the bowl.Read More »
The publisher of Arizona's largest newspaper has resigned from the Fiesta Bowl board.Read More »
The mayor of Scottsdale has repaid the Fiesta Bowl for the cost of a fundraiser it held for him in 2009.Read More »
A watchdog group is asking the Federal Election Commission to launch an investigation into the Fiesta Bowl for reimbursing its employees for campaign donations.Read More »
Gov. Jan Brewer said she will convene a panel that will help the Fiesta Bowl repair the damage done by a report alleging illegal and unethical conduct by Arizona’s marquee college football bowl game.Read More »
Opponents of Arizona’s Clean Elections system are optimistic about the latest measure to effectively kill public campaign financing in Arizona. The House, where similar measures have died in the past, has a Republican supermajority of legislators elected on promises of fiscal responsibility. Now is the perfect time, they say, to pass a measure they call the “No Taxpayer Subsidies for Political Campaigns Act.” But there is a catch: Nine of the chamber’s 15 new Republicans were elected using publicly paid-for campaigns, and not all of them are enlisting in the stop-Clean-Elections crusade.Read More »
The Arizona Senate wants voters to decide whether to bar the use of public money for candidates' campaigns.Read More »
As part of an emerging pattern, another legal battle in Arizona soon will have the country buzzing again. This time, the attention won’t come from immigration policy, border security or John McCain. Instead, Arizona is about to affect the election law universe in a way that will ignite political pundits’ debates for some time.Read More »
Arizona’s Clean Elections system may rise from the dead just long enough to slap the people who are dancing on its grave.
Rep. Ted Vogt, a Tucson Republican, plans to introduce a bill that would drastically raise the campaign contribution limits for privately funded candidates. But the voter-approved law that created the Clean Elections system may require a three-fourths vote in the Legislature to change the contribution limits, which could slam the door on a proposal that’s certain to face stiff opposition.